Credit scores critical when car shopping

Whether you’re getting a loan or leasing a car, having good credit will help you get the best terms. These five tips will help you research your options, take stock of your credit and give your score a boost before buying

Full Story
 

How credit history may work against young adults

The length of your credit history makes up 15 percent of your credit score. That can put young people at a disadvantage — but there are ways to counterbalance that

Full Story
 

How Credit Checks Can Trip Up Job Hunters

Credit checks for job applicants are keeping those who are already struggling in a vicious cycle of unemployment and financial woe, according to recent research

Full Story
 

How to Keep Good Credit throughout Your Life

Good credit is the result of being financially responsible over time — and it’s never too early to start. Use our interactive graphic to learn if you’re ahead of the game or falling behind

Full Story
 

How Can I Help My Fiance Build Credit?

His credit is good. His fiance’s? Not so much. Fortunately, he’s willing to help her build up her score. Eva Norlyk Smith shows him how

Full Story